About Us

The Berry Center established Our Home Place Meat in 2017 to develop a cooperative for small to midsize livestock farmers to sell local meat to regional markets. Beginning in our Home Place, Henry County Kentucky, we are building a healthy food and farm model that can be replicated in communities throughout the country.

Based on agrarian writings of well-known author Wendell Berry, Our Home Place Meat is guided by these values: Fair compensation for farmers, high animal welfare standards, good farming and land management practices and neighborly, cooperative relationships.

With the partnership with Trackside Butcher Shoppe in Campbellsburg, KY, a humanely certified processor, Our Home Place Rose Veal is available throughout the year.

‘It all turns on affection,’ invoked Wendell Berry in his famous 2012 Jefferson Lecture, the US government’s highest honor for achievement in the humanities. Affection for creatures, for people, and for the planet – that’s Our Home Place Meat.

Milk Fed. Grass Fed. Rose Veal.

Our Home Place Meat livestock on Henry County Pasture near Turners Station.

Know Your Farmer

Meet Valley Spirit Farm, one of 10 farms we work with here in Henry County, Kentucky. All our farm families practice some of the best livestock farming in the country, and we think that after one bite of Our Home Place Meat you’ll agree. Have a look at some of our fine farmers, and then click below to try the best meat available shipped direct to your doorstep.
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